Missing tortoise picked up by girls, re-released in woods

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - An update to the search for a  missing Grand Rapids tortoise.

Frank the tortoise, from Facebook

Frank the tortoise, from Facebook

Frank, an approximately 12-year-old tortoise escaped the yard of Bradley Clark sometime between 11am and noon Sunday in the area of Four Mile Road and College NE.

Clark has had Frank since he was hatched a dozen years ago, and told FOX 17 about getting his tortoise, which can live up to 120 years.

"That's why I got a tortoise, because I didn't want to deal with losing an animal," said Clark, in regards to the sadness he's experienced with other pets' deaths.

Frank is a Spurred Sulcata Tortoise, an African breed of tortoise that prefers dry land to water.

Clark has learned that two teen girls picked up Frank and after speaking with a veterinarian, released Frank in the woods near Knapp and East Beltline.  Clark is now actively searching that area, but welcomes help.  He is also offering a $100 reward for recovery of Frank.  Clark says if you come across Frank, throw a blanket over him, that will freeze the tortoise until he can take him home.

You can contact Clark through his Facebook page.

For more about Frank, click here.

Original story:

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

7 comments